Wednesday, October 27, 2010

This is me - Design Refuge October Challenge

I came across this challenge on Design Refuge just as I returned from recent my trip to San Francisco.  The objective is to post pictures (of self, decor, home, favorite magazine spread, etc.) that represent "you" and "your" design style.

While in SF, I had thought a lot about how much of my style has stayed consistent over the years. What I like hasn't changed much since high school when I had posters of city skylines lining my pink bedroom walls.  I still love my big cities:  Chicago, San Francisco, NYC, London.  While shopping, I bought a pair of boots that I've had in numerous iterations over the years.  I even forgot that I currently own a similar pair in a different color.  I have definitely learned to stick with what I like and who I am regarding style.  When I try to branch out, it just doesn't feel like me.

I stopped to take a picture through the window at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.  The yellow wall of the interior staircase along with the various lines (of the railings and windows) caught my eye.  Much to my surprise, this one photo reflects a great deal of information about my design style.  I was wearing a simple standard go-to outfit (boots, long sweater, leggings all in dark gray and black) while visiting modern art museums and gardens (the SFMoMA, the Academy of Art University, and Yerba Buena Gardens and Center for the Arts) taking photos of everyday things in one of my favorite cities. 

These elements are all the things I love in design (in both fashion and decor):  clean lines, repetitive geometric shapes, neutral colors, innovative ideas,  a pinch of bold color, and a dash of humor.

How would you summarize your design style?

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